Christy Layton, DVM
Chief of Staff
Dr. Christy Layton, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Plant City, Florida, with her parents Ron & Barbara Layton and her sisters Renee’ & Leisa. Dr. Layton always knew that she wanted to return to open a state of the art veterinary and boarding facility in her home town. After working her way through high school and college as a veterinary technician, she graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology and minor in Agribusiness Management. She also earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida in 2001.
Upon graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Layton worked at Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital in Valrico before finally achieving her long term dream of serving the Plant City community as a veterinarian. She opened Timberlane Pet Hospital & Resort in October 2006.
Dr. Layton lives in Plant City with her large menagerie of dearly loved pets including her dogs that she shows in Obedience, Conformation & Scentwork competitions and the Appaloosa horses that she has shown in competition during her time off work. She is the Past President of the Hillsborough Veterinary Medical Society (HCVMS) as well as the current Chairman of the Animal Welfare Committee and a member of the Legislative Committee for the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA). Dr. Layton is also the Treasurer and one of the founding veterinarians for the Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation's 501c3 Charitable Veterinary Hospital in Tampa - Vets4Pets - a means-tested veterinary hospital that provides veterinary care for animals who's owners cannot afford traditional veterinary services. Dr. Layton won the Gold Star award from the FVMA in 2013 for Outstanding Contributions in Veterinary Medicine in Florida. She was also voted as America's Favorite Veterinarian in a nationwide voting contest in 2015.